Committee Meeting Dates

The Schools’ Animal Ethics Committee aims to make the process as easy and as educational as possible.

The Committee meets during the school year to consider applications. Please ensure that your application is submitted at least 2 weeks before the Committee meets. Approval is required before any work commences.

Students and teachers can apply to the Committee for approval:

  • Students – For individual student investigations, including those for Science Fairs, CREST Awards, Bright Sparks and other similar events approval is given for up to one year.

  • Teachers – For science, biology, equine, animal care, aquaculture and agriculture teaching approval is given for three years.

The 2023 meeting dates are below.

  • 20th February
  • 3rd April
  • 15th May
  • 6th June
  • 26th June
  • 21st August
  • 24th November

Apply for Animal Ethics approval

Applications can be sent by email to:

or by post to:

Schools’ Animal Ethics Committee,
PO Box 37-342
Christchurch 8245

The Schools’ Animal Ethics Committee would appreciate any comments or further suggestions on this website.

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